Brendan Rodgers must be frustrated at this point, losing Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall during the warm-up, and after just eight minutes Bouba Soumare also left the field with a problem, so to see two more players being at the physio is not good news.
Despite the early change to the line-up bringing on Wilfred Ndidi as the replacement, made the dynamic in the team totally different and roles to play also changed, probably planned for something very different, but again a possible adjustment to cope with.
Leicester had good controll in the opening minutes, but we all know that making a blunder in one single moment, can give Fulham more than they deserves as Willian and Mitrovic is a deadly duo for opponents. That was excactly what happened, Willian passing perfectly to Mitrovic after 17 minutes. The Serbian international made no mistake and his shot was not possible for Danny Ward to do anything with.
From that moment Leicester pushed on to try to get something out of the game, but a good Fulham defence, stopped every attempt and we all can see why this team is 7th in the table at the moment on 28 points, just as many as Liverpool in the place above.
Ayoze Perez had a massive chance to equalize, but his shot went wide and up in the terraces instead of behind Bernd Leno, who was the best player on the field this afternoon.
The passing from the back is not as it used to be, Wout Faes and Daniel Amartey are players with a reasonable good foot and tries their best, but again there are moves done by the opponent that makes it difficult for Leicester, and of course not having James Maddison available is a massive loss.
Leicester came out 2nd half in a positve way, but when massive chances are missed you will never win fooball games. Jamie Vardy and Harvey Barnes had their attempts, so had Ayoze Perez, and close to the end of the game Youri Tielemans made the most out of a half volley shot, hitting the bar, so it was not the lack of chances that made the misery.
Brendan Rodgers had to make several changes during the game, both to systems and players, but that was not really the problem, and with those fantastic chances created it is really sad to see how points are thrown in the bin.
Leicester will be up against Gillingham next, in the 3rd round of the FA Cup, then a new challenge away to Newcastle in the quarter finals of the Carabao Cup, wating for a local derby vs. Nottingham Forest as the next PL event on the 14th of January.
- Creating chances enough to win
- Possession of 61% against a team that at this moment are 7th in the table
- Youri Tielemans trying his best and again hammering great shots on goal
- Great passing and penetration from the back at times, finding those pockets to open up space
- Battling on, despite getting new negative news regarding transfers
- Sloppy defending, looks totally unsettled at times
- No one looks certain in the team anymore, even Tielemans is placed on the bench at times
- Ndidi this time left out, taken in and just a difficult set up at the moment
- Perez, Barnes and Vardy all missing clear chances
Player Ratings: Ward 5, Castagne 5, Thomas 5, Amartey 5, Faes 5, Soumare, Ndidi 5, Perez 5, Vardy 5, Barnes 5, Tielemans 6 Subs: Albrighton 6, Mendy, Iheanacho,
- Leicester City, Man of the Match
- Youri Tielemans
Match Stats (H/A)
- Possession: 61 / 39
- Corners: 6 / 3
- Shots on target: 6 / 2
- Fouls: 12 / 11